Saint Patty’s Day in the NYC is one of the occasions we look forward to as we rev up for Spring. You’ll find people hanging out together outside, dressed up in green – often complete with face paint and silly hats – and drinking all day long. Unfortunately for us this year the weather is still freezing so it doesn’t really feel like the beginning of Spring, but I’m sure we’ll all still have a good time.
Minnie was feeling festive this weekend in her shamrock sweater and green beads. We whipped up a green cookie dog treats recipe that Minnie went crazy for so we wanted to share them with you.
The cookies are colored green using mint and parsley, with no artificial food coloring. Dogs love the refreshing taste of mint, and it can also be soothing to dog’s stomachs and alleviate nausea. Parsley is associated with several health benefits, including improving doggy breath and digestive system health, and it can even help with arthritis pain. We also used brown rice flower, which is grain and gluten free for sensitive puppy tummies. We also chose to use coconut oil in this recipe, because dogs often love the flavor and it gives them a healthy shiny coat.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 1/2 cups organic brown rice flower
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (warmed to liquid)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
The directions are posted below the photos!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the brown rice flour into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Using a food processor, combine the mint, parsley, coconut oil (make sure it’s warm and liquid), and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth until you have a smooth green juice. Add this green juice mixture to the flour and mix in well.
Beat the egg and add it to the flour mixture and mix that in as well. Knead and mix the dough mixture while slowly adding the remainder of the chicken broth (if your dough is super dry you may want to add a bit more chicken broth/water) until you have a thick, dry dough.
Place your dough on a large flat surface (you can flour the surface with a little of the brown rice flour to prevent sticking) and roll it out until it”s about 1/3 of an inch thick. Using cookie cutters of your choice (we used 4-leaf clovers), cut out your cookies and place them on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your treats and how much crunch your dog prefers. (Minnie doesn’t like anything too hard, so we only baked for 15 minutes.)
Enjoy! Be careful when handling the cookies, as they can be pretty crumbly. These make a perfect snack for your dog and also an adorable St. Patty’s Day gift.
Did you enjoy this post? Give this recipe a try and let us know how it goes in the comments!